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Issue by Issue – Machine Man #13

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X-51, the Machine Man is put under a series of tests by Kublai Khan in every conceivable way to see if his body will be the one to receive the Kahn’s consciousness.  There is a lot of action this issue, just as there has been in many of the previous issues, but it feels like the series is not really going anywhere.  X-51 wants to get in touch with his humanity, but it seems like that mission has been taking a backseat lately to other events.  Wolfman still does a great job scripting and Ditko’s pencils have never been better, but the book still seems a little directionless, especially after setting up Khan as a possible long-term villain only to have it supposedly finish up this issue.  Good, but not great.

3.5 out of 5

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